Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope you have a lovely day.

We're trying to figure out how to get a Clapper to work. A smart kid and two over-educated adults and we can't get a Clapper to turn on a light. Apparently you need to time the claps just right. This is so embarrassing. We'll get it eventually (by New year's, perhaps?).

Santa brought me a bag of Canadian potato crisps. I have a terrible cold, but they were spicy enough to taste, so thanks, Canada (and Santa) for giving me something I can enjoy eating on Christmas.

They still can't get the Clapper working.

Merry Christmas.


Sue said...

Oh I do hope you get well soon!! What the #%@& is a clapper? Sure hope you get it to work before the 1st!! Happy holidays in the snow, we are gently cooking down here and it is delightful.

Goody said...

A Clapper is a sexually transmitted disease...actually, it is a sound-activated device you plug your lamp into and when you clap twice, it turns it on and off. It was a popular 80's device for old folks that didn't like getting up to turn off the lights. You might be able to find a commercial on youTube. "Clap on! Clap off! The Clapper!"

Enjoy your beach ;)

Bibi Maizoon said...

Sounds like the Clapper is a Crapper.
At 9 AM promptly we were awakened to the blare of loudspeakers blasting traditional Nepali wedding/sangeet songs & the roar of a trailer sized generator. This has been going on for 2 weeks now as the wedding season here continues. Couldn't we just be all loud & festive starting around noonish?
Guess I'm just a grumpy grinch.
Hope you had a wonderful white Xmas!

Mim said...

Might be time to go back to a good old-fashioned light switch!

Happy Christmas to you, Danny and Mr ETB.

Beth Waltz said...

Oh, dear. I do remember that there's an effective radius for the sound wave and that it's not good if the receptor thingy is facing a flat wall, but it's OK if the thingy is facing a corner 'cause that 'captures' the wave whatever.

Oh, dear, this sounds worse than the great electric toothbrush fiasco of '86 when an uncle (by marriage, the parents always specified no actual genetic connection) managed to bloody his nose with the gadget.

Goody said...


Did you have a traditional wedding complete with blaring music?

Thank you, and best to you and Mr. Robot as well.

I'll try moving it around-that sounds like it might help. We "sort of" got it working, but you really have to clap hard!
The toothbrush...that easily could have been me!

Bibi Maizoon said...

No, I had a quiet, non traditional, eloping sort of marriage at a hotel desk with 3 witnesses & an Imam. The witnesses insisted we buy them lunch at a posh restaurant.